No, this isn’t a photo from Carnegie Hall; this was taken during intermission at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra‘s Bon Voyage concert on May 3 at the Alys Stephens Center.
The ASO does take the stage tonight (May 10) on historic Carnegie Hall‘s Perelman Stage in New York City beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT. The concert will mirror what was played during last week’s performance on Southside.
If you aren’t one of the 700+ patrons currently up in The Big Apple preparing to see their premiere performance, you’ll still be able to listen to the ASO Spring for Music concert via a live stream available from New York’s classical music station, WQXR.
The ASO’s new director of development, John Stone, sent out an email today announcing a Chariman’s Challenge fundraising effort. The vice chair of the board, Corbin Day (of Jemison Investment) announced he’ll match 100% of any gift that is made between now and June 15, 2012 (up to $50,000). The email also announced that the symphony’s Twitter account would be providing updates throughout the evening.
Just think of it as Birmingham’s invasion of The Big Apple continuing from earlier this week…